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A History of Britain

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A&E Premiered Sep 30, 2000 Between Seasons

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Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • The British Wars
      The British Wars
      Episode 8
      1/21/01
      10
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    • The Body of the Queen
      11/11/00
      10
      Focusing on the years 1558-1603, this episode is the story of two queens: Elizabeth - pragmatic, shrewd and cautious - and Mary Queen of Scots - Elizabeth's tragic opposite and the focus of an intrigue that haunted the English queen. Elizabeth’s legacy became known as Magnae Britanniae - Great Britain.
    • Burning Revelations
      11/4/00
      10
      Focusing on the years 1500-1558, this episode focuses on the reign of Henry VIII and how his one act triggered the English Reformation and discarded England’s Catholic Past.
    • King Death
      King Death
      Episode 5
      10/28/00
      10
      Focusing on the years 1348-1500, this is the story of the Black Death , a disease that killed within a week and a national trauma that utterly transformed Britain and how the survivors created a better nation with the help of the Peasants’ Revolt.
    • Nations
      Nations
      Episode 4
      10/21/00
      10
      Focusing on the years, 1216-1348, this episode provides facts about how Wales, Scotland and Ireland came to be their own countries and Edward I tried to make his own Roman Empire.
    • Dynasty
      Dynasty
      Episode 3
      10/14/00
      10
      Focusing on the years 1087-1216, this episode discusses how Henry II laid the foundations for the systems of laws and civil service that the British live under today and his ordered death of Thomas Becket. Later on, the focus shifts onto Henry's sons including Richard the Lionheart, who declared war on his father and was arrested on crusade, and John, whose failure encouraged his Barons to publish the Magna Carta.moreless
    • Conquest!
      Conquest!
      Episode 2
      10/7/00
      10
      Focusing on the years 1000-1087, this episode reveals how the Battle of Hastings changed Britain for ever and how the new King of England came to be.
    • Beginnings
      Beginnings
      Episode 1
      9/30/00
      9.5
      Focusing on the years 3100 B.C.- 1000 A.D. in which the Romans believed that the region was one of wealth and prestige. Also, how Hadrian's Wall defined how the British were quick to adopt the Roman's ways and accept their rules. Later on, the show shifts to how the British repelling the Vikings from their, kingdom eventually shattered by the Normans.moreless
  • Specials
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